Friday, February 10, 2012

Gritting Map

Mappa Mercia Gritting Map
A useful reference - this Mappa Mercia map shows the routes that are gritted and their priority level. I've taken a snap showing the ward, but it is best seen on the full site above.
  • Red - High priority
  • Dark blue - Medium priority
  • Pale blue - Low priority
There's a handy fact sheet here on the whys, wherefores and limitations of grit.

The gritters will be out again tonight, covering 700 miles of roads across the city, which takes the fleet of trucks about 3-4 hours to complete. City Centre pavements - and some in Sutton Coldfield - are also gritted around 4am. If you are on Twitter, #wmgrit will keep you up to speed with progress and there's some good advice here on driving in winter weather. Be careful!

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